Today I read the following In the early church, the rabbi was there primarily for quality control, not as the primary teacher and speaker. He did not even address the people from an elevated platform. The whole congregation was in a more circular format, each sharing what they believed God was saying. The focus was on the power of God working through each individual, not one individual (1 Cor. 14:26). Anyone ever been in a church like that and saw this being done? I guess the problem I would see is there would be those who would be good orators who would share ignorance as though it were truth and when corrected they would argue their point. While I have opened the floor for people to share what God is doing and have had some very edifying times for the congregation I had a young couple become members and then found out later from the pastor of the church they came from that the man had said things that were lined with doomsday thoughts. I had to agree with the pastor. While the young man always said things that were edifying in the assembly. However he would say things in a small group that were not always correct but there were some who would agree because they had come from a Pentecostal background. I also noticed that he acted as though he had a handle on God. It was obvious that he had struggles with the role of the Holy Spirit and seemed to think that if he thought something then it must be right because he felt it. Most of the time he would preface what he said with "I feel."